Embattled West Indies were greeted by dancers and steel pan music when there arrived in Port Elizabeth, yesterday ahead of the 2nd Cricket Test against South Africa scheduled to start on Boxing Day.
They have their first practice and training session this evening, as they beef up preparations for the Test they must win if they are to have any chance of clinching the three-match series.
Vincentian and Windward Islands left-arm medium pacer, Kenroy Peters is expected to join the team after being called up last weekend to replace injured Barbadian fast bowler Kemar Roach who was ruled out of the series after injuring his right ankle during the final session of the first day of the 1st Test which South Africa won by an innings and 220 runs.
There has been no word yet on the arrival of left-hander Guyanese Narsingh Deonarine, a replacement for the injured fellow country-man, Assad Fudadin.
West Indies won the last Boxing Day Test at Port Elizabeth seven years ago, when they beat South Africa by 128 runs, but went on to lose the three-match series 2-1.